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The True Cost of Free Land: A Jewish Response to the Dispossession of Indigenous Lands

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022 29 Adar I 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 22 Adar I 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 15 Adar I 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 8 Adar I 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 1 Adar I 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 24 Shevat 5782 - 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Becca, an investigative journalist and Havurah member, is working on a book for Penguin Books that investigates how 20th century federal land policies gave her Jewish ancestors a free homestead and pathway to the middle class at great cost to their Lakota neighbors. As part of this project, Becca and Rabbi Benjamin have been studying Jewish teachings for how individuals and communities can respond to systemic and historic harms. As an extension of that conversation, this class examines and grapples with collective accountability and repair. We will explore both primary Jewish sources and contemporary analysis, analyze examples of collective apology, and learn about Indigenous-led efforts for how to move forward. Using research tools provided by Becca, participants will also have an opportunity to investigate how they personally have benefited from theft of Indigenous land. Led by Becca Clarren and Rabbi Benjamin. 

(Please check back close to the date of this event for information on gathering. Depending on circumstances, it may take place in person, on Zoom or both. If it will be accessed via Zoom, please use Zoom Room Heh. For login info, contact info@havurahshalom.org or see Hineinu.)

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